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2017 - Trimester 2 - MBA Scholarship - Closed

2017 - Trimester 2 - MBA Scholarship is now closed.

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The MBA Scholarship has been developed by Curtin Graduate School of Business to encourage and support domestic students who have chosen to study the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB).

Student type
  • Future Students
  • Curtin Business School
Course type
  • Postgraduate Coursework

Non-gender specific

  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded



The MBA Scholarship will provide the following support for the expected duration of the (MBA) for up to a maximum of 1.5 years (full-time) or 4 years (part-time):

  • A total value of $15,000, paid as $1,250 towards the tuition fees of each unit
Eligible courses
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB)

Please note: MBA (Global) is an ineligible course for this scholarship application.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the MBA Domestic Scholarship:

  • Be Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • Be a commencing student in Trimester 2, 2017
    • Deferral of this scholarship is not permitted. Recipients who are unable to commence their course of study for the period which this scholarship is offered for will need to re-apply for the scholarship in the relevant study period which they wish to commence their course.
  • Have applied to study the MBA at CGSB by the closing date of the scholarship application
  • Be able to demonstrate significant merit for all criteria listed in the scholarship application form
  • Must hold a bachelor degree
  • Must not be in receipt of credit from recognised learning (CRL)
  • Must not be in receipt of any other scholarship, fee discount or sponsorship

Please note:

  • Scholarships will be awarded only if there are applicants of sufficient merit
  • Full-time enrolment is based on 75 credits (3 units) per each trimester
  • Part-time enrolment is based on between 25 credits (1unit) and 50 credits (2 units) per trimester
Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Recipients must meet ALL of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in the MBA course at CGSB
  • Pass all units attempted each semester
  • Successfully complete the MBA course

Scholarship continuity is subject to meeting satisfactory academic progress and meeting all the terms and conditions of the scholarhsp. Progress will be assessed at the end of each study period. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, a recipient with unsatisfactory progress or who breaches the scholarship conditions shall be ineligible to retain the scholarship and may be required to repay the stipends already received for the scholarship. Exceptional circumstances must be forwarded to and shall be at the discretion of the Scholarships Office in consultation with a representative of CGSB.

Changes to enrolment

If a recipient intends to do any of the following they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office ( for approval BEFORE the change. The Scholarships Office will advise how the change will affect their scholarship.

  • Change of course is not permitted
  • Deferral not permitted
  • Leave of Absence is not permitted

Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A recipient who ceases study at Curtin, either voluntarily (e.g. by withdrawing from course or units) or involuntarily (e.g. termination from course due to unsatisfactory course progress or suspension, termination or expulsion due to misconduct) without approved exceptional circumstances, will become ineligible for continuation of this scholarship. The scholarship will cease immediately and no further payments will be made.

Recipients may be required to repay the scholarship if the recipient ceases to be a full-time student and (1) becomes a part-time student or (2) withdraws from the MBA program before completion.

How to apply

Application process

Step 1: Download

  • Download application form from right hand side of this page when scholarship is open for application

Step 2: Complete

  • Important information such as formatting requirements are detailed in the application
  • The form is a writable PDF. This means you can fill it out using your computer. If you are exercising this option, you will still need to print the declaration page and manually sign the form, scan and save as a PDF to add to your submission pack

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date listed at top of page and on application for
  • Late or incomplete applications will be assessed as ineligible
  • Submission instructions:
    • Each document in your application should be labelled clearly ie Document A, Document B, Document C
    • All documents in the application should be converted to PDF merged into a single PDF and labelled as "Surname, First Name - Student ID"
    • PDF should be emailed to with the subject title "2017 - Trimester 2 - MBA Domestic Scholarship - Surname, First Name - Student ID (if known)"
    • Submission PDF should include, in the following order within the PDF:
      • Application Form (pages 1-7)
      • Document A - Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander descent (if applicable)
      • Document B - Selection Criteria Statement
      • Document C - CV
      • Document D - Achievements List
      • Document E - Reference

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt sent to student email within 10 working days of receiving application

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Academic achievement

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome sent via email supplied in the scholarship application within 2-3 weeks of the scholarship closing date
  • All unsuccessful and successful applicants will be notified

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must return acceptance documents by deadline listed in Official Communication
  • Deferral of this scholarship is not permitted
    • Successful recipients who elect to defer their course of study to a subsequent trimester will relinquish their scholarship offer and must apply for the scholarship again in the next call for applications

Please note:

  • Scholarship will commence from Trimester 2, 2017
  • Scholarship is not transferrable to another major, course or university
  • Scholarships will be awarded only if there are applicants of sufficient merit and Curtin reserves the right to re-direct unawarded funds to other categories.

Need more information?


Scholarships Office


T: (08) 9266 2992

Frequently Asked questions:

Further information


For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see  or contact a Centrelink Office.  If you require a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, please contact the Scholarships Office. 


Generally scholarship money paid to full-time students is not treated as taxable income, however if your study load is less than 75 credits (part-time) your scholarship money is not tax exempt. Other than the full-time study requirement, the general rule is that scholarships are exempt from taxation unless:

  • It is a condition of the scholarship that a recipient is required to undertake activities that are of use, help or benefit to the scholarship provider - then the student is rendering a service by agreeing to undertake those activities;
  • An award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes.
  • During or upon completion of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded a recipient is required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the funding body; or

The Australian Tax Office has a tool to help you determine if your scholarship is taxable.  For expert advice please contact the Australian Taxation Office or your accountant when completing your annual Tax Return.  If a letter regarding your scholarship is required for taxation purposes, please contact the Scholarships Office.

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